Proctor’s Ocean Classroom Adventure Continues

Andover student shares a daily log entry

By Scott Allenby
Eight Proctor students, including Andover’s Tiege Wright ’21, are taking part in a pilot off-campus program called Winter Ocean Classroom in St. Croix this winter. The students are exploring the Caribbean aboard the schooner Roseway, a 135-foot historic tall ship. Caption: Scott Allenby. Photo: World Ocean School

Andover’s Tiege Wright ‘21 is one of eight Proctor Academy students studying on a pilot off-campus program based out of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. This Winter Ocean Classroom program partners with the World Ocean School and their schooner Roseway, the same 135-foot historic tall ship that is home to Proctor’s fall Ocean Classroom program. Tiege wrote the following Ship’s Log on February 5:

“Today started anchored at Green Cay, our favorite little island off St. Croix. After keeping good watch of the boat during anchor watch, the crew woke up hungry for Adam’s granola, peach, and apple cobbler and scones! Safe to say, that was devoured quickly. 

“After breakfast and morning chores, it was time for navigation class. We covered some new topics, including dead reckoning, and then set sail for Christiansted. Midway through our journey we were greeted with Chinese food. Noodles, pork, and rangoons headlined lunch and were gobbled quickly by the sailing crew. 

“Then chores began. If you are not familiar with chores while underway, this was my schedule: Dip below for five minutes, sit by the rail seasick for five, dip below for five, and repeat! 

“We rolled into Christiansted and parked right on the pier in anticipation for our sunset sail at 1600. After we had prepped the deck, we got some time to swim and lounge. Then, it was time to sail once again! We boarded up and got underway for the two-hour sail. 

“After the sail concluded, it was taco night. And if I’m being honest, after taco night, I went into a food coma and passed out. Until next time.”